AROUND HOCKEY EAST: With 14 games this weekend but no Hockey East conference tilts, the WHEA went out of conference against unfamiliar foes ... UConn swept their weekend series against Union, with junior forward Theresa Knutson (Onalaska, Wis.) netting two goals in the series and sophomore defenseman Kayla Mee (Winnipeg, Man.) scoring the game-winner early in the third period on Saturday to secure the sweep. Junior goaltender Annie Belanger (Sherbrooke, Ont.) made 44 saves and had a .957 save percentage between the pipes for the Huskies ... Traveling for a pair of road games at St. Cloud State University, Merrimack began their second season as a varsity program with a series split, falling on Friday night, but rebounding Saturday behind sophomore Katelyn Rae (Courtice, Ont.). Rae scored the first hat trick in Merrimack's program history and gave the Warriors the series split in a 4-1 victory. Freshman goaltender Lea-Kristine Demers (Repentigny, Que.) went the full 60 minutes in net and made 25 saves to help the Warriors get the win ... In New York, New Hampshire fell to Colgate in both games of their weekend pairing, but junior defenseman Julia Fedeski (Algonquin Highlands, Ont.) scored a career-high two goals in Saturday's contest ... The Friars fell in their home opener Saturday to Robert Morris, 3-2, and in the following game dropped another 3-2 decision ... Despite nine goals being scored between the two teams, Maine lost Friday (4-5) and was then shutout the following day, 3-0 to a highly ranked No. 3 Quinnipiac squad. Senior forward Morgan Sakundiak (Calgary, Alta.) scored two goals Friday for the Black Bears, but Maine was unable to complete the comeback ... The Boston College Eagles skated to a 3-3 draw with Minnesota Duluth Friday night and the Eagles were edged out the following day, 5-2. Freshman Caitrin Lonergan (Roslindale, Mass.) potted a goal in each of the two outings, her first two as a collegiate player ... Northeastern dropped both of their games against St. Lawrence to open the regular season at home, falling 5-0 on Friday and 6-5 on Saturday.
Katelyn Rae (Courtice, Ont.) recorded the first hat trick in program history to help the Warriors to a 4-1 victory at St. Cloud State Saturday.
Briana Colangelo (Whitby, Ont.) picked up her first career goal and added two assists in Friday's contest against Union, a 5-1 Huskies win.
Annie Belanger (Sherbrooke, Ont.) collected two wins in net for the Huskies over Union, stopping 44 saves to pick up a .957 save percentage and a 1.00 goals against average.
HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Caitrin Lonergan, BC (Fr., F; Roslindale, Mass.) Recorded the first two points of her collegiate career, netting a goal in each of two games at Minnesota Duluth.
Julia Fedeski, UNH (Jr., D; Algonquin Highlands, Ont.) Opened UNH scoring in Saturday's game, scoring a career high two goals. Also added five shots and three blocks in Sunday's contest.
Kyra Smith, UNH (So., G; Littleton, Col.) Blocked 38 of 41 shots she faced in UNH's loss to Colgate. She set a career high in saves, recording double digits in each period (10-13-15).
Morgan Sakundiak, ME (Sr., F; Calgary, Alta.) Scored two goals, Maine's third and fourth, in an attempted comeback against Quinnipiac on Friday, including one goal coming on the power play.
Theresa Knutson, UConn (Jr., F; Onalaska, Wis.) Tallied two goals and an assist over the weekend in a sweep over Union. The goals came in Friday's tilt against the Dutchwomen, and the assist on Saturday setting up Justine Fredette's game tying goal.
Briana Colangelo, UConn (Fr., F; Whitby, Ont.) With three points in two games, Colangelo is currently tied for first in points for UConn. Netted her first career goal as well as two assists in Friday's game against Union.
Annie Belanger, UConn (Jr., G; Sherbrooke, Ont.) Recorded a .957 save percentage with 44 saves and only 1.00 goals against average after starting both of this weekend's game against Union, picking up two wins.
Katelyn Rae, MC (So., F; Courtice, Ont.) In two games against SCSU recorded four goals, including Merrimack's first hat trick in program history in Saturday's 4-1 victory. Two of the goals came on Merrimack power plays.
Lea-Kristine Demers, MC (Fr., G; Repentigny, Que.) Went 1-1 this weekend against SCSU, recording .915 save percentage and a 54 saves between both games